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Powtoon is an awesome video creation platform that enables anyone to create professional-looking and engaging videos and presentations in minutes, without any design or technical skills. More than 20 million people, including 96% of the Fortune 500 companies, use Powtoon to engage their audience, boost sales, add life to their internal communications, and promote their product or service. Founded in 2012, Powtoon has offices in London, San Francisco, Tel Aviv, Ukraine, and the Philippines. With Powtoon you can easily create your own free (or paid) studio-quality HD live and animated videos in minutes — eliminating the high cost of hiring a video production team. Powtoon offers a huge library of professionally-designed templates, scenes, characters, props, millions of videos, soundtracks, text, and more to choose from, as well as the ability to upload your own media, videos, GIFs, images, voiceovers and anything you need to create awesome videos in no time.

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"Product and support - excellent"

What do you like best?

The powtoon support team were excellent is service, understanding and effectiveness.

What do you dislike?

The devil is always in the detail - perhaps some further detail around the subscription models and what you get and don't get in each subscription package

Recommendations to others considering the product:

I am a recent discover of the powtoon service. As the founder of a environmental/PaaS/BlockChain start-up you need to be over many parts of the initial business development at a cost point of comfort. Finding powtoon has enabled another vehicle of promotion and story telling around a start-up we, as a Team are very excited about.

I have had to contact the powtoon support team a number of times in respect of a subscription issue. The team were great - sorting out my omission quickly and without fuss. Access to support is a very important part of my decision to purchase as everyone promises support but only few excel at its deliverance and this is certainly the case with the powtoon support team and service. I am looking forward to learning the service better over time.

Thanks again Team!

Peter Reid

https://envioronment4change.io

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

powtoon has enabled another vehicle of promotion and story telling around an environmental start-up we, as a Team, are very excited about.

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"Powtoon is the best handy computer animated application to show your imagination"

What do you like best?

Powtoon is easy to use on-line cartoon online video making platform, which provides lots of modern and beautiful pre-built designs for making animated videos. It will help to create an online training video using your creativeness. Powtoon will probably be pleased to help their customers and requests for any suggestions for more significant performance. Powtoon will likely be expanding and provides many kinds of video clip that makes it a remarkably complete computer animation application.

What do you dislike?

The negative aspect which I found with this application is that, in the trial version of the powtoon, you can't download the video, for that you have to upgrade your plan and which is a little bit more costly.

Recommendations to others considering the product:

This application provides various amazing computer animation activity's that are beneficial. It is very useful to make tutorial videos for your products and services, which helps to boost the visibility of your business, as well as profit of the business.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

I take full advantage of this outstanding on-line application to create an online video for marketing and advertising the goods and services of my company and in addition, it assists us a wonderful to show my company approaches my website visitors to significantly improve my company achievements.

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""Most helpful animated program to demonstrate your creative imagination""

What do you like best?

Powtoon is convenient to use online computer animation online video building application, which gives plenty of innovative and wonderful designed themes for creating an animinated video. It helps to produce an online video through your imagination. Powtoon will likely be happy to support their clients and asks for any ideas for greater functionality.

What do you dislike?

A wide range of photo slides of video clips resulted in the program a little slow, and we have to consistently take away the storage cache to increase the pace of the program. Also, it does not have a choice of installing the produced video clip, you need to upgrade the plan to premium.

Recommendations to others considering the product:

Give it a try, work with a free of charge edition to make certain that it's fitted your thing and suit your prerequisites or otherwise not. I know it's going to, and you will appreciate it.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

I make the most of this remarkable online program to make a video clip for marketing the products and services of my business and it also helps me a great to reveal my business solutions to my visitors to greatly enhance my business success.

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"Most effective animation platform to show your creativeness"

What do you like best?

Powtoon is simple to use online animation video making software program, which provides a lot of creative and amazing templets. It will help to make a video by your creativity. Powtoon is usually willing to assist their end users and requests any suggestions for better their performance.

What do you dislike?

A lot of slides of videos result in the application a bit sluggish, and we need to on a regular basis remove the cache for increasing the speed of the application. Also, it doesn't the option of downloading the created video, you have to upgrade the plan to premium.

Recommendations to others considering the product:

Try it out, make use of a free version to make sure that it is outfitted your style and satisfy your requirements or otherwise. I am certain it'll, and you'll really like it.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

I take advantage of this incredible online application program to make the video for promoting the services of my company and yes it assists me a great deal to reveal my company approaches to my customers to enhance my company progress.

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""Powtoon offers good quality, user-friendly and uncomplicated online video making application""

What do you like best?

I'm loving the short movies, with individuals, getting actual life into my commercials. There are also numerous fantastic consisting of audio tracks to pick from. I actually do make up my personal audio as well and it's also equally as simple to upload and apply to the platform.

What do you dislike?

Under the free application, you can't make the video with high resolution, also you can't download the video and the logo mark of the powtoon in the trial version.

Recommendations to others considering the product:

Get a grip on what you would like to promote. Avoid using a lot of words and phrases or clutter. Video clips are amazing you should also search for content for which you would like to make the videos. The videos will definitely give you good results.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

We are using the powtoon especially for promoting the services of our company, the videos which we created with this application is converting a lot more customers than the customer thru another source of advertisement.

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"Powtoon is a good online program for creating wonderful tutorial videos"

What do you like best?

The best thing in the powtoon application which I like most is the simplicity of the application, it is very easy for anyone to make the video clips with ease, you need not to have professional knowledge about any software, just with the simple drag and drop of elements anyone can create amazing videos

What do you dislike?

Till the time I have not found any such thing with this application which I dislike, the only thing is that in the trail version you cant make the video with higher resolution.

Recommendations to others considering the product:

Generally speaking I'm able to state that Powtoon is a superb program to create delivering presentations and info graphics having a much more imaginative and entertaining type. Additionally, the data are stored in the form of a cloud. You should only require an internet system to view your displays.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

With the help of powtoon I have created a lots of tutorial videos for myself and my clients, I also uploaded lots of videos to the video sharing sites and from there I have got a lots of views.

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"An outstanding program to your marketing and advertising requirements."

What do you like best?

Powtoon is as simple to use as grabbing and editing design templates to providing you with total control of your crafting ideas. Powtoon is usually growing and will be offering numerous types of video which makes it an incredibly total animation software.

What do you dislike?

The software is sometimes sluggish requiring to empty the storage cache or reboot the web browser. Furthermore, it has infrequent errors in exporting or in some cases there are some small issues that do not work the method that you want. But client service is obviously readily available and it is matchless.

Recommendations to others considering the product:

PowToon can certainly help any individual without any know-how in the animation arena. Make highly effective videos and explainers within just around 30 minutes.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Apart from making video clips for my work, This application has provided me the chance to make lots of videos for my freelance work, which helps me to boost my freelancing career and earn some extra bucks

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"An excellent platform for your marketing needs."

What do you like best?

Can be as easy to use as grabbing and modifying templates to giving you full control over your creative ideas. Powtoon is always evolving and offers various styles of video making it a very full animation platform. I have become so involved that I am now one of their ambassadors.

What do you dislike?

The platform is occasionally slow necessitating to clear the cache or restart chrome. It also has occasional glitches in exporting or sometimes there are a few minor things that don't work the way you want. But customer service is always available and is incomparable..

Recommendations to others considering the product:

Try out the free version. Look at what others have done and watch some tutorials. There is a learning curve as there is a lot available with Powtoon.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Aside from creating videos for my own business, Powtoon has given me the opportunity to start a new business offering videos to customers worldwide. I can't thank them enough.

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"An responsive and easy to use animation program"

What do you like best?

The ease of learning how it all works, constant improvements, tutorials available and the quick response by the support team to any issues are big pluses. The Facebook user group is another benefit.

Powtoon regularly asks the users what they want added or improved functionality - and they listen.

What do you dislike?

Regularly having to clear the cache to improve speed can be a pain. Sometimes the program can be slow to respond if there is video on a slide.

When rendering the video I don't receive an email to say it's completed, although it says I will (minor quirk)

Recommendations to others considering the product:

Start with the free version first to ensure it suits your style. I'm sure it will!

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

I use the program to develop micro-learning videos for the health industry mainly around finance/revenue. The availability of quick how to videos (that are interesting to watch) save the finance team heaps of time and creates consistency in messaging. Content is also quickly updated as required.

I also use Powtoon to great instructional videos for my Youtube channel and online learning platforms.

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"Powtoon Is An Incredible Video Creation Platform"

What do you like best?

the ability to quickly create engaging video from a huge library of video and image assets add numbered steps and arrows with the click of a mouse. This lets me create marketing videos, business video processes, info-graphics, and step-by-step instructions in seconds!

What do you dislike?

you can't go live on Facebook directly through the software. Though you can download your video and or post to Facebook from the program, you can't go live directly from the software.

Recommendations to others considering the product:

In case you're not aware of it, Powtoon video creation software program helps you to create engaging marketing, education, business videos for clients and for my own business. Either using the vast template and asset library to piece a video together or creating from scratch using project files provided by the customer.

Powtoon, offered at powtoon.com, is a company that specializes in making awesome video creation and video software from the cloud. I first started using their software back in 2018.

You want this because Powtoon makes it easy to create videos you can use in a variety of ways. You can capture your audiences eyeballs to market, teach a subject or share your company brand. You can use it to answers questions with a quick video survey. You can create step by step graphics to document standard operating procedures in your business. You can even use it to create illustrations for books, blog posts, social media updates, and graphics for PowerPoint presentations, now that you can import PowerPoint projects.

In the end, if you want to bring your imagination to the video screen using Powtoon for video animation, you can easily do so with this amazing piece of software.

What makes Powtoon special as opposed to other video creation software programs (even the free options) is the amazing editor. In the video editor you can easily add markup to your images, including arrows, numbers, highlights, and more. It's the editor that makes this software so powerful and simple to use.

One incredible thing this video creation software program does that you might not realize is they make it super easy for you to share your videos right from the platform. With the click of your mouse you can share your video creations directly to Facebook, YouTube, Slideshare, Vimeo, Wistia, Hubspot, Facebook Ads Manager and more. It really is simple and powerful!

Powtoon is not for video pros who think they are Steven Spielberg or graphic artists who consider themselves digital Michelangelos.

This video creation software program is for anyone, especially content creators, who want to grab fast screen shots, video content, images and other video graphics, mark them up like a pro, and make super fast and engaging videos.

The feature I like about this most is the ability to quickly add videos and images to piece together engaging stories or product presentations and the ability to use numbererd steps and arrows with the click of a mouse. This lets me create video processes, info-graphics, and step-by-step video instructions in seconds!

One thing to be aware of is you can't go live on Facebook directly through the software. Though you can download your video and or post to Facebook from the program, you can't go live directly from the software. (And there are many tools that will allow you to do this. Had to find something negative about the software :))

But that's not a deal killer because the whole purpose of video creation software is to create engaging visual content. And Powtoon makes it easy to do just that. Start with a template from their library or create from scratch using a variety of images and videos from within Powtoon's searchable media or import your very own unique media to produce your video.

I have used this video creation software program to create video commercials, business training video manuals, marketing material for various industries and even my own TV channel network presentations. I also use it as a quick way to communicate with my audience on social media and past customers. Lately, I've been using it to make videos for customers to use on social media that people really like.

The good news for you is that the cost is surprisingly affordable, especially when you consider how many features it offers. You can grab yours for just $708/year.

But when you compare that to other video software alternatives out there on the market (even the free ones), none of them offer the same functionality and power as Powtoon. It's definitely worth the price.

My vote is to grab Powtoon if you want to save a ton of time answering questions, create amazing videos for customers, social media, blog, etc., and easily share your creations both online and off.

For more you can check out Powtoon at https://powtoon.com for more information.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Create video commercials, business training video manuals, marketing material for various industries and even my own TV channel network presentations. I also use it as a quick way to communicate with my audience on social media and past customers. Lately, I've been using it to make videos for customers to use on social media that people really like.

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"Powtoon provides quality, easy to use production online software"

What do you like best?

I am loving the short videos, with people, bringing real life into my advertisements. I deal with music, dj'ing and karaoke so need quick catchy videos. There are also a number of great composed music tracks to select from. I do compose my own music as well and it is just as easy to upload and use on the platform.

What do you dislike?

Some of the clip art. But I don't use it much anyhow. It would be nice to have an outro option for animation on text and images, if there is an option for this I cannot find it. By Outro I mean being able to choose the entry animation and outgoing animation and for them to be different if I want.

Recommendations to others considering the product:

Get a handle on what you want to advertise. Don't use too many words or clutter. Videos are awesome and don't forget to search for content, you will be surprised what you find.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

I am bringing to life my music products and services, providing interesting themed videos to capture my customers and potential customers imagination. Video is converting more customers than all of my static advertising put together.

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"Great for Teaser Videos"

What do you like best?

I like all the different characters and poses, especially the latest Omni characters. They're very diverse and all the new poses allow me to do a lot more.

What do you dislike?

There's a little bit of a learning curve and you can only edit things to the half second so I usually do the majority of work in Powtoon then export it into another video editing program to finish it.

Recommendations to others considering the product:

Start with one of their templates and edit from there. I get almost all my ideas from viewing their vast selection of templates and character poses. Working in half-second intervals was challenging at first since I'm used to being able to edit to the 30th of a second but I got used to it and now create the majority of my video in Powtoon, export it and finish it off in another editor.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

I've created tons of teaser videos for my company's professional development offerings. All the built-in animations make the videos extremely engaging.

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"Excellent Customer Service"

What do you like best?

Although they state that, after logging a support call, they will try to get back in 24h period (which usually means after 24h) they got back to me in a few hours (2-3 hours). Always professional, attentive, one thing that surprised me was that they didn't push towards closing the ticket ASAP and actually checked with other levels of support to check if my issue was on their side, I can praise this team enough, specially Daniel and Kenny. 5* on your customer service skills!

What do you dislike?

I understand the reason why it is done but the only thing in the logged calls I disliked is that they replied to multiple tickets in a single ticket, being in a customer service environment myself our teams always reply to each ticket individually as long as the issues logged are different.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Making training more captivating, one of the main complaints was that the training was too dull, with animation and audio we have changed this.

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"Great Solution and Customer Service"

What do you like best?

The software is constantly being updated and additions being made including new features and content. The customer service is attentive, efficient, and responds quickly. I've output very professional videos to be used for the small business that I work for. For the price, you cannot beat it!

What do you dislike?

Sometimes the videos get a little rough and "glitchy" upon exporting them - maybe not playing quite as smoothly as they play in the creation interface or preview. Could use a bit more pre-made content to pop into videos.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Video creation for marketing and informational purposes outsourced to a third party cost thousands of dollars per video for a 1-2 minute video. Our Powtoon subscription has already paid for itself many times over! I've shared videos that I've created with our team in various regions, internationally and everyone is impressed and requesting they be created to use in their markets as well!

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"Powtoon for Faculty of Education Students"

What do you like best?

Powtoon enables pre-service teachers to become familiar with the principles and practices associated with preparing media for flipped classrooms. It is easy to obtain an account and is quite easy to use. Best of all, the free version is more than adequate for occasional use and the classroom licences are affordable.

What do you dislike?

Sometimes my students add in premium content and this poses problems near the end of their assignment when they have to replace them with either the free ones or the ones we have paid for. It would be better if these were harder to access.

Recommendations to others considering the product:

Try it first, a grest account is both powerful and free.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

We are an educational user and out main issue is preparing our students to create affordable media-rich educational content. My main usage is in workshops for pre-service teachers where I guide them through the process of creating the media for a Flipped Classroom lesson. For my purposes Powtoon offers the best combination of features and affordability. Best of all, the pre-service teachers enjoy using it.

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" An alternative to create funny, animated and eye-catching videos"

What do you like best?

I like it to be an online platform for the creation of animations and all kinds of video presentations. The program has all the necessary tools to start creating presentations and animated videos with professional results.

Something that I also like is that the creation process is very simple and the result becomes videos capable of captivating our audience.

I like it because it is a very fun and animated program

What do you dislike?

I do not like that the program is only in English and that there is no version to download.

Recommendations to others considering the product:

If you want to capture the attention of people or customers use Powtoon.

If you want to be more popular with your friends use Powtoon.

If you want to express your ideas in an original, animated and fun way, use Powtoon.

I recommend them, it is an excellent program from which we can get much benefit.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

With Powtoon I have attracted the attention of people and I have made known my business using the videos that I edited uploading them on my social networks

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"As soon as I´ve found Powtoon I stopped looking for any other platform"

What do you like best?

The platform has a lot of templates of characters and visuals to build interactive viedos. Done very professionally and there are templates for any purpose - marketing campaings, product presentations, reports, infographics, ads, company story etc..

This is you who sets how the visuals in your video move and what they say (via writing).

You can share Powtoons with other users and thus your colleagues would be able to modify the same video. Powtoon is easy in use, although in the beginning you might find it complicated, it is not. Just do watch the explanation video first. The result is worth it. You have a wide range of tools and can save and post videos even with a free subscription. With a constant use I would recommend you to switch to PRO.

What do you dislike?

Free subscription lets you save videos in low resolution, it is OK, but for professional look you would need PRO. Powtoon is flexible and offers you good discounts as well. The max video length in free type of an account is 3 min, but this is more an advantage rather than a disadvantage, because you shall be able to tell long stories in a short way. You can also try PRO version for free, so that you can see all the advantages.

Recommendations to others considering the product:

To give it try, because in the beginning it looks complicated, but it is not. You can plan every second of your video in a handy way.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Making content funny and easy to perceive for a final spectator. Saving time as Powtoon provides you with all the necessary templates. Moreover you do not have to be a professional designer or video maker to create videos of a high quality.

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""Powtoon Review""

What do you like best?

The program has all the fundamental instruments to begin making introductions and energized recordings with expert outcomes. There are layouts for any reason - advertising efforts, item introductions, reports, data designs, advertisements, organization story and so on. They're extremely different and all the new postures enable me to complete significantly more. Powtoon is continually advancing and offers different styles of video making it a full activity stage. The client administration is mindful, productive, and reacts rapidly.

What do you dislike?

Overall the powtoon application is great, has no aversion of program.

Recommendations to others considering the product:

This instrument gives different astonishing animation activity's which are useful. Aside from that, it is extremely valuable for making introductions increasingly powerful and extraordinary. Along these lines, this is useful device.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

We use Powtoon to speak with our customers in a novel arrangement. The reaction we have gotten from our customers has been outstanding.This programming makes it extremely simple to assemble an excellent introduction in all respects rapidly, sparing time and cash in the plan work.

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"Animated, fun and innovative presentations"

What do you like best?

What I like most about Powtoon is that original and fun touch I get in my presentations. PowToon not only allows you to add many of the usual elements in presentations such as images, text or audio in a succession of slides, but also animated characters, data graphics and animated objects of all kinds.

What do you dislike?

Sometimes it's a bit slow to export presentations

Recommendations to others considering the product:

In general I can say that Powtoon is an excellent application to make presentations and infographics with a more creative and fun style. In addition, the files are saved in the form of a cloud. You only need an internet network to watch your exhibitions.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

In my work this tool is indispensable, I like to create different and original presentations, I like that my colleagues do not get bored when I am going to explain some topic of the office. It has been very beneficial for me and for my business environment to use Powtoon, my presentations are much more animated and the message I want to convey is better interpreted.

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"An excellent and simple to use cartoon video making application"

What do you like best?

The simplicity of learning all of it is effective, regular enhancements, training readily available and also the speedy reply from the service staff for any concerns. Powtoon allows me make marketing and advertising videos very easly.

What do you dislike?

Overall the powtoon application is good, but the music inside the application in not that much good type.

Recommendations to others considering the product:

Powtoon is a good application for making marketing and advertising videos which will definitely attract the attention of your audience, so must go for it

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Through this application, I have made lots of videos for marketing and advertising purpose, and also made tutorial videos and uploaded them to youtube and get lots of views on that video.

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"Animated presentations made easy-ish"

What do you like best?

You can get professional results investing not much time.

The platform is being improved constantly, and they've been adding new design elements over time.

There are many presentationg templates available, so it's very likely you'll find one that fits your needs.

In addition, it's very flexible and you can start your own project from scratch.

You can also include your own graphic elements (for example, using a vector image generator to create similar images to those offer in the gallery).

Templates and graphic elements can be classified in different styles, so you can choose informal presentations, with funnier characters, or more formal ones.

What do you dislike?

There are some stability problems with the platform. Sometimes it crashes (just stops working well) and you have to restart it. Usually work progress is not lost.

If you're using one of the templates provided you can have your presentation done in no time. However, if you want a more customized result you need to invest a decent amount of time preparing a proper script for the video, adding new slides, looking for some unique visual elements to add, etc.

It takes some time to be able to use it in a profficient way, to a level that allows you, for example, to sinchronize perfectly all the different elements and texts as they come and go.

Recommendations to others considering the product:

Watch some examples first to see if that's what you need for your presentation.

Try the free version, which can give you a good idea of how it works and how much time you'll need to master it.

If you choose a paid plan, bear in mind that some images in the gallery might not be included for the plan you're paying for.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

This platform is focused on a specific type of promotional video, based in vector graphic elements (cartoons, images, miniatures, etc.), and and it serves this purpose perfectly.

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"HTML5 version vs. Classic version (by 辛亞蓓 Peggy Hsin)"

What do you like best?

Powtoon's Amir and his team just helped me to resolve the description problem for my Gummy Bear video of Classic version (https://bit.ly/2sMn2iM). The best part is that the assistance was helpful and the replies were very detailed. I can feel that he and his team are very professional and patient.

What do you dislike?

If I change my original Classic version into HTML5 one, my gummy bears will disappear from the video. So, I have to keep the original one.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Amir and his team not merely provided necessary help, but also provided me with other useful info. For example, users may realize that "It takes around 24 hours or so for Google to add that new information in the search results."

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"Easy learning curve and dozens of extra features"

What do you like best?

Easy learning curve and dozens of extra features Makes this app the best one I’ve used for quick animation videos. I use it for internal marketing with colleagues to promote the projects and work we make on our department. Also I use it to make videos of new produts and prototipes that we make for clients. Is a good way to promote your portfolio of products and services in a funny and relaxed way. You don't need to be an expert on video editing and you can combine this software with other video softwares to edit different parts. For example I use it to make the introduction of some videos and then use VIMEO to edit this instroduction with the rest of the video that is a screen recording. That way I can give the same visual short video intro to all the videos of my company and keep the identity. The tools has lot of resources most part is free. The only downside of the free version is that it has the POWTOON logo on it and you can only safe it at low res. That is way sometimes I purshace a month licence to gather all the videos I made and download them withouth the logo!

What do you dislike?

I would like to have the possibility of saving very short videos without the powtoon logo on the free version

Recommendations to others considering the product:

go ahead give it a try

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Make short animation videos to include in our videos off product releases

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"The best software for animated slides."

What do you like best?

The awesome thing that Powtoon has to offer is that it lets me make powerful and lively slides, based on existing themes and templates, that bring my work to life. Another thing that I love to bits is that I can add very sympathetic characters to any of the slides, and even make them move their bodies and mouths. The final and most exciting part is that I can add any of the songs that are available to my slides so that the final output looks highly professional.

What do you dislike?

The worst part is that this Powtoon software is that the abilities that the characters have to offer (like moving their mouths or part of their bodies) aren´t so many, and this might be a bad thing for people who are looking for a bit of variety. One last thing that is terrible is that the price for using this for your business is a bit high, and most starting freelance animators won´t be able to easily get this service in its premium form.

Recommendations to others considering the product:

It´s very easy to make lively slideshows with this software, but if you need more versatility, then look elsewhere.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

The best feature I get from Powtoon is the ability to give my business presentations as well as presentations for clients a unique style that suits their needs (and mine too). Whenever I offer a slideshow I created with Powtoon, most people tell me that they loved the way I put everything together, and I get more clients.

Response from Ronen Baran of Powtoon

Hi Hugo,

Thank you for the review.

With regards to character versatility, expect a few big announcements in the coming months. We are working on a very exciting character builder and lip synch capabilities, which I am sure you will like a lot

Keep producing great Powtoons

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"IF ONLY EVERYTHING WAS AS EASY AS USING POWTOON"

What do you like best?

I think that what I mostly like is that creating an animation with PowToon is ridiculously easy. First, I get to pick out one from many templates (and there´s a template for any occassion). After a template is selected, I like that it´s even easier to add moving characters to every slide I have for the animation (and I get to choose from many friendly and gorgeous characters). The last part is that adding special effects and then exporting your work to get a final video can be done by only clicking one button.

What do you dislike?

I have to admit it, I love using PowToon, and this is the reason why it makes me sad to say bad things about it. The downside of PowToon is that it only lets you create slides only with 2 D characters (which is fine for some people, but not for experienced animators), and perhaps the worst part is that the characters and their expressions are very limited. The last thing is that if they offer this limited function, then they should sell the software for a lower price.

Recommendations to others considering the product:

PowToon can help any user with no knowledge in the animation field create powerful videos and explainers in less than half an hour. But you need to know that this is a basic tool, and you won´t be able to customize your characters, but only choose the predetermined characters, functions, etc.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

I get to create myself (and in a matter of minutes) commercials and "infomercials" that I can use as a way of advertising my services and products. Then I can share these videos in my social media and new customers start to flood my inbox (well, not so many, but a few to make me earn a decent amount of dollars).

Response from Ronen Baran of Powtoon

Hi Esmeralda and thank you for the great review.

Expect a few great releases in the next couple of months addressing the exact areas you describe, namely around characters customization, poses, lip synch etc.

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"Reluctant to leave review.... because then EVERYONE will want it! "

What do you like best?

I'm reluctant to leave a rave review because then EVERYONE will want it! I LOVE THIS POWTOON TOOL!

It took me literally one hour to create a quality compliance video we use for thousands of employees. Talk about agile development! Quick, easy to learn, easy to incorporate your own company's branding.

I highly recommend the Enterprise level solution. This thing is great!

What do you dislike?

So far, nothing. At first I thought we wouldn't be able to upload our own images but, boy was I wrong! You can upload your company branding images easily. And the Enterprise level gives you so much more. You don't need other image subscriptions. Cha-ching! Budget savings!

Recommendations to others considering the product:

Highly recommend. We are creating videos in record time for compliance as well as other training purposes. Amazingly simple to use. If you know PowerPoint, you've got this!

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

It took me literally one hour to create a quality compliance video we use for thousands of employees. Talk about agile development! Quick, easy to learn, easy to incorporate your own company's branding.

Asking myself why I would ever use PowerPoint again. I can send them a video the day prior to review and then have them comment on the topic or have an active discussion. More efficient, effective, better use of time,... need I go on? This thing is great!

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"Easy and fun way to create animation videos"

What do you like best?

Powtoon is the best animation videos platform where we can create various styles of videos using our creative ideas. It provides a vast library of videos and images assets to use in video making.

What do you dislike?

Sometimes it takes too much time to upload due to adding multiple slides in video making.

Recommendations to others considering the product:

I highly recommended for those people who have many innovative ideas for their business plan. This tool is best suited for a high level of video presentation.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

I use this tool to create videos for my business presentation and for making an informational video for my social media channels.

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"Powtoon Issue Resolved"

What do you like best?

Powtoon has become an outstanding tool we utilize to communicate with our clients. After encountered a technical issue we contacted the Powtoon team. They were very responsive and helpful and the issue was resolved quickly and easily.

What do you dislike?

Only thing we would love to see is the ability to have additional control for voiceover and music. Would love to be able to have music fade out and the voice over start on a slide.

Recommendations to others considering the product:

Very good tool. Easy to use andflexible.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

We utilize Powtoon to communicate with our clients in a unique format. The response we have received from our clients has been outstanding.

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" Powtoon is a powerful tool that will make your slide - presentations engaging"

What do you like best?

Powtoon takes my slide shows to the next level, by turning them into simple 2-D animations. I mostly enjoy its simple-to-use panel, which allows me to click on a character, text field or shape, and then it lets me drag it to the slide, in order to create a unique 2 – D animation. Another great feature of this software is that it allows me to resize any character or text field with ease, by only clicking a couple times on the image. Forget Power Point slides and take your college or work presentations to the next level 

What do you dislike?

I don´t really like that Powtoon characters are really simplistic; if they were a bit more complex, this would also be a great tool for making quality animations. I also hate that I have to pay in order to use this software. Having said this, the annual suscription of $218 is worth it if you´re a heavy user of animated presentations , and it becomes a better deal if you realize the amount of time and effort that you´ll save when creating presentations and simple animations.

Recommendations to others considering the product:

Powtoon will be a great tool for you if you´re looking to create awesome college or work presentations with the mínimum amount of time and effort that you could ever spend. For me, this is even easier to use than Power Point, and a lot more versatile. However, if you´re looking for a software that lets you create quality animations for small clips or complex cartoons, then this software isn´t for you.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Powtoon is helping me deliver quality presentations by only investing a couple minutes in them. Every business (personal or big) needs to deliver a clear message in order to catch the attention of prospective clients, and Powtoon helps me do that in a really short amout of time!